hard drive recording
Posted 03 November 2004 - 03:56 PM
Posted 04 November 2004 - 05:23 AM
to convert your signal to firewire from analogue.
Im also sure It would be easy to add a patch lead from the bartech so the run switch would activate the rs232.
The only thing is it costs 750usd. The advantages of having it record DV (5:1 compression) could be argued against because the Hard drive runs at only 5400rpm. If you want to use DV for anything the HDs need to run really at 7200rpm or you can start dropping a lot of frames.
Im sure howard will build one into the next D-box Gnespolo.......
Posted 04 November 2004 - 12:35 PM
Posted 04 November 2004 - 04:02 PM
Posted 05 November 2004 - 04:39 PM
On a side-note we have been asked to design a remote stop/start interface & PSU for the ARCHOS AV420 for a customer.
Posted 05 November 2004 - 09:18 PM
but i find that in the future this type of things gonna be included on the sled electronics....
i have the fell that the archos works well but its not desing just for the steadicam job.....
Posted 06 November 2004 - 12:43 AM
I'm not sure this is such a hot idea. If I recall GPI was going to do this a few years ago, but opted not to. Probably a good thing; can you imagine having a $15,000 monitor with an onboard recorder from then? My point is, this technology is changing far faster than the rest of the stuff we carry on our sleds. You might end up carrying a second device before too long because you can't stand the obsolete one built into your monitor/sled. At the very least, make it SUPER modular.
Posted 06 November 2004 - 09:22 AM
any way yes modular its the way but for shure u not gonna be changing tegnologi so fast ....first cause if is working why chang it and second i think that u dont need to have the latest toy to get work...
ilove new toys and i want to have it all of them but i also like to have equipment that i now and trust....
well i gonna put my old and trusti model 2 now
Posted 06 November 2004 - 01:50 PM
Just remember the pictures of the 'Directors Friend' back-pack on the assistant following the Steadicam on 'Russian Ark'...
Posted 06 November 2004 - 01:57 PM
Posted 06 November 2004 - 04:38 PM
I agree that you don't need the latest/greatest toys to do your job. I think Ben might have said it better than I - I just think that non-linear hard drive recording is a technology that is changing faster than the rest of the stuff we use. The TB-6 that I bought in 1998 is still the best monitor on the market (yet, alas, the alternatives are getting much closer in quality), but if XCS had opted for an onboard recorder of that era, I might still be carrying a huge 8mm deck that was built in! Or perhaps a 15 second, low rez RAM device? As it is, I still opt to use my oversized, overweight mini-DV deck from 1999 (when I bother to use one at all). Still waiting for the hard drive units to find the perfect line between affordable and quality. Very disappointed that the new i-Pod is only for pictures; I'd been holding out to see what they came out with. So, perhaps its time to look at the Archos, knowing that in a couple of years there will be much better options (and again, why I don't want it built into my sled).
Posted 07 November 2004 - 08:31 AM
It is also interesting that the hard disk size of these small recorders (such as the Lyra & Archos) is now at the 'irrelevant' stage and these devices will start to be sold on (IMHO in order of importance):
2. physical size
3. screen size vs. box size
4. screen quality
5. recording resolution
6. battery life
And you can guarantee that with every generation the ability to 'simply' start/stop these units will get more difficult. Probably just going to end up leaving the device recording.
There is some light at the end of the tunnel though - the shear cost of developing the ASIC's that drive these units is getting very very high so manufacturers will make large incremental leaps inside the box - the new iPOD probably can do realtime video, just that marketing are slowing down the release of the technology to maximise revenue; if they find people are not buying the iPOD because 'it is only pix' then you bet they will release the video version...
Posted 11 November 2004 - 03:35 PM
Do any of these AVR units have a 12v DC input. I just looked at an Archos 320 at Best Buy yesterday. It has an internal Li Ion battery, but no 12v DC input, it's a 5v DC animal.
The Archos also requires an adapter to input composite video. The whole thing put together looks almost as big as my old 8mm (well, maybe quite thinner). Anyway, the video input adapter is a best oddly shaped.
Ideally, a small unit (say 12oz or less), with a decent LCD screen, and 12v / video inputs on board would be great. Does it exist??
Posted 11 November 2004 - 06:30 PM
have a look at this one:
But this solution is much more expensive.
Search the forum, there are more discussions about this in the past.